Italian Crystal alabaster is a stone that resembles ice after it is carved and polished. Of course, the stone has to be free of artifacts or other inclusions which will effect the clarity of the stone. I was lucky enough to come across several large stones to sculpt. This piece was a large rectangular block when I began the sculpture.
As I was working the stone ideas began popping up in my head which lead to the final creation. Since the stone has incredible translucency, I wanted to have it illuminated with color. I chose neon tubing for that effect.
As I continued with my design it was beginning to take shape as large crystal. After drilling into the stone to receive the neon tubing, I decided to use the colors of the rainbow to illuminate the sculpture. When I turned the neon on, the sculpture came to life. I call these illuminated sculptures; Nocturnal Sculpture. It also had a metaphysical feeling to it so was titled “Chakras”.
Come by and see what’s new. When: October 2,2019
5:00pm-8:00pm Hours are by appointment only Call me at 954-830-3156
6240 Shirley Street
Fairways Trade Village
Naples,Fl 34109 #’s 22,23,24 on the map
Joel Shapses Sculpture Gallery
6240 Shirley Street # 102, NAPLES 34109
refreshments will be served
Art Studio & Gallery Tours
6240 Shirley St #102
Naples, Florida 34109
Monday – Friday
By Appointment Only
70+ Works of Art Viewable at the Studio including the paintings of Richard Diedrich , Joan Eshkenazi, and sculptures of Joel Shapses in Alabaster • Marble• Aluminum•Bronze • Fused Glass